Fire Practice Programme Mentored Artists

Blog | February 24, 2023

Tricky Hat is delighted to announce our 5 Fire Practice Programme Mentored Artists.

Each artist is being mentored by Tricky Hat Artistic Director, Fiona Miller; to become an Associate Director in the “Tricky Hat way”, widening our base of artists who can deliver Flames Guerilla sessions.

Eoin McKenzie

Eoin McKenzie is an artist from Glasgow who works across performance, choreography, and research. At the core of his practice is a deep engagement with methodologies of participation and collaboration with his artistic works – and their processes – emerging in response to the people, places, and contexts he is working with. Alongside being a mentored artist with Tricky Hat, he is currently an Accelerator Artist with Imaginate (2022/23) and an Associate Artist with Platform in Easterhouse.

Laura Bradshaw

Laura Bradshaw is an artist working within performance, movement and dance. Working with the autobiography of the body, intuitive movement and practices of embodiment Laura makes performance works for theatre and dance spaces, galleries, healthcare contexts and outdoor spaces. She develops creative movement processes which invite a connection to the living, present body in relationship with other and environment.

Laura graduated from BA (hons) Contemporary Theatre Practice at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and MA Dance and Somatic Wellbeing at University of Central Lancashire.

Lucas Chih-Peng Kao

Lucas Chih-Peng Kao is a film maker, digital artist and collaborator, he was born in Taiwan and based in Edinburgh. His work went often combine different disciplines with video including poetry, dance, installation and performance.

Malcolm Ross

Since starting his career as a guitarist with the Postcard Record bands of the 1980s – Josef K, Orange Juice and Aztec Camera – Malcolm Ross has recorded and performed with numerous artists as well as releasing three solo albums.

He received a degree in music from Goldsmith’s College in 1995 and has contributed to film and TV soundtracks as well as teaching guitar.

In the past year he has recorded and performed with artists such as Joseph Malik, The Countess of Fife and Maggie Holland.

Scott Johnston

Scott Johnston is a theatre director, workshop creator and facilitator. He has worked in Romania, Hungary, Finland, Ireland, South Africa, Lithuania, Macedonia, Wales, and the USA.  His work has won many awards and much public and critical acclaim.

Over his 64 years he has directed over 150 plays and created workshops for actors and theatre academies.  He is a specialist in the work of Augusto Boal and the Theatre of the Oppressed and was the one the first practitioners to introduce this work in Scotland, Romania and South Africa.